... as a more inclusive pushback to the traditional narrative surrounding the day. It seems that a lot of folks at my college must feel the same way, because the amicable gift-giving was impressive:
That's the pile of goodies that showed up as the day progressed: friendly colleagues and collegial friends expressing goodwill through flowering plants and sugary snacks (although that plate includes a heart-shaped bagel for the more savory palate).
A day that celebrates widespread kindness - now that's a holiday to celebrate.
Of course, that doesn't mean we need to abandon all the iconography... let's just re-purpose it.
(That's pre-Munsters Yvonne DeCarlo, btw.)
Happy Pal-entine's Day to you all! And just so the pun in the title makes sense: